DRUMS OF THE WORLD

pre contact Massim drum New Guinea

Pre contact - stone carved Massim drum New Guinea
Trobriand Islands
Milne Bay Province
"Trobriand drums are carved from heavy kwila wood (meku) because of its durability. They are used for dances (ilowosi) and sometimes just to beat out a rhythm (ligai).They are played with other drums, including the tiny finger-drum (katuneniya). Although the men own the drums, they are usually kept in the family houses."
excerpt from the book:
Living Spirits with Fixed Abodes - edited by Barry Craig, page 195.
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